Boxing & Martial Arts

Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
Aiki Extensions
Living Aikido Life Film (free)

Rock Steady Boxing
USA Boxing

Gracie University
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
Nova Uniao

Move United
Special Olympics
Team USA
US Judo Association

Move United
Special Olympics
Team USA
World Karate Federation

International Wushu Foundation

Move United
Special Needs Taekwondo International
Special Olympics
Team USA
World Taekwondo Federation

American Tai Chi & Qigong Association
International Wushu Foundation
Open the Door to Tai Chi Certification


Bahrami, F., Movahedi, A., Marandi, S. M., & Sorensen, C. (2016). The Effect of Karate Techniques Training on Communication Deficit of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(3), 978–986.

Bao, G. C., Dillon, J., Jannat-Khah, D., Besada, M., Marianova, A., Mathewos, A., … Lee, J. I. (2019). Tai chi for enhanced inpatient mobilization: A feasibility study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 46(June), 109–115.

Bradford, M., & Leberman, S. (2019). BeWeDō®: A dynamic approach to leadership development for co-creation. Leadership, 15(1), 58–80.

Burschka, J. M., Keune, P. M., Oy, U. H., Oschmann, P., & Kuhn, P. (2014). Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression. BMC Neurology, 14(1), 165.

Carter, K., & Horvat, M. (2016). Effect of Taekwondo Training on Lower Body Strength and Balance in Young Adults with Down Syndrome. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 13(2), 165–172.

Chateau-Degat, M.-L. (2010). Effect of adapted karate training on quality of life and body balance in 50-year-old men. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 143.

Combs, S. A., Diehl, M. D., Staples, W. H., Conn, L., Davis, K., Lewis, N., & Schaneman, K. (2011). Boxing Training for Patients With Parkinson Disease: A Case Series. Physical Therapy, 91(1), 132–142.

Conant, K. D., Morgan, A. K., Muzykewicz, D., Clark, D. C., & Thiele, E. A. (2008). A karate program for improving self-concept and quality of life in childhood epilepsy: Results of a pilot study. Epilepsy & Behavior, 12(1), 61–65.

Douris, P. C., Elokda, A. S., Handrakis, J. P., Principal, S., Rondo, E., Bovell, J., … Zimmerman, T. (2009). Martial Art Training Enhances the Glutathione Antioxidant System in Middle-Aged Adults. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(5), 1518–1523.

Douris, P. C., Ingenito, T., Piccirillo, B., Herbst, M., Petrizzo, J., Cherian, V., … Jung, M. K. (2013). Martial arts training attenuates arterial stiffness in middle aged adults. Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, 4(3), 201–207.

Fong, S. S. M., Chung, J. W. Y., Chow, L. P. Y., Ma, A. W. W., & Tsang, W. W. N. (2013). Differential effect of Taekwondo training on knee muscle strength and reactive and static balance control in children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(5), 1446–1455.

Fong, S. S. M., Liu, K. P. Y., Fong, D. Y. T., Yuen, L., & Guo, X. (2017). Adapted taekwondo training for skeletal development and motor proficiency in prepubertal children with developmental coordination disorder: a randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 390, S31.

Fong, S. S. M., Tsang, W. W. N., & Ng, G. Y. F. (2012). Taekwondo training improves sensory organization and balance control in children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(1), 85–95.

Friedman, H. L. (2016). Using Aikido and Transpersonal Psychology Concepts as Tools for Reconciling Conflict: Focus on Aikido and Related Martial Arts, Such as Hapkido. NeuroQuantology, 14(2), 213–225.

Gubbels, J., van der Stouwe, T., Spruit, A., & Stams, G. J. J. M. (2016). Martial arts participation and externalizing behavior in juveniles: A meta-analytic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 28, 73–81.

Harwood, A., Lavidor, M., & Rassovsky, Y. (2017). Reducing aggression with martial arts: A meta-analysis of child and youth studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 34, 96–101.

Hwang, I., Song, R., Ahn, S., Lee, M., Wayne, P. M., & Sohn, M. K. (2017). Exploring the Adaptability of Tai Chi to Stroke Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Nursing, 00(0), 1.

Jansen, P., & Dahmen-Zimmer, K. (2012). Effects of Cognitive, Motor, and Karate Training on Cognitive Functioning and Emotional Well-Being of Elderly People. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(FEB), 1–7.

Jansen, P., Dahmen-Zimmer, K., Kudielka, B. M., & Schulz, A. (2017). Effects of Karate Training Versus Mindfulness Training on Emotional Well-Being and Cognitive Performance in Later Life. Research on Aging, 39(10), 1118–1144.

Jung, H. C., & Song, J. K. (2018). Decreased abdominal fat and improved bone metabolism after taekwondo training in obese adolescents. Kinesiology, 50(1), 79–88.

Kim, Y. J., Cha, E. J., Kim, S. M., Kang, K. D., & Han, D. H. (2015). The Effects of Taekwondo Training on Brain Connectivity and Body Intelligence. Psychiatry Investigation, 12(3), 335.

Kim, Y., Todd, T., Fujii, T., Lim, J.-C., Vrongistinos, K., & Jung, T. (2016). Effects of Taekwondo intervention on balance in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 12(4), 314–319.

Kimmel, M., & Rogler, C. R. (2018). Affordances in Interaction: The Case of Aikido. Ecological Psychology, 30(3), 195–223.

Kimmel, M., & Rogler, C. R. (2019). The anatomy of antagonistic coregulation: Emergent coordination, path dependency, and the interplay of biomechanic parameters in Aikido. Human Movement Science, 63(December 2017), 231–253.

Lakes, K. D., Bryars, T., Sirisinahal, S., Salim, N., Arastoo, S., Emmerson, N., … Kang, C. J. (2013). The Healthy for Life Taekwondo pilot study: A preliminary evaluation of effects on executive function and BMI, feasibility, and acceptability. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 6(3), 181–188.

Liu, X., Clark, J., Siskind, D., Williams, G. M., Byrne, G., Yang, J. L., & Doi, S. A. (2015). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of Qigong and Tai Chi for depressive symptoms. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 23(4), 516–534.

Lukoff, D., & Strozzi-Heckler, R. (2017). Aikido: A martial art with mindfulness, somatic, relational, and spiritual benefits for veterans. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 4(2), 81–91.

Ma, A. W. W., Fong, S. S. M., Guo, X., Liu, K. P. Y., Fong, D. Y. T., Bae, Y.-H., … Tsang, W. W. N. (2018). Adapted Taekwondo Training for Prepubertal Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 10330.

MacCosham, B., Webb, E., Oey, J., & Gravelle, F. (2019). A Qualitative Phenomenological Exploration of the Experiences of Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease Engaged in a Boxing Program. The Qualitative Report, 24(6), 1460.

Manor, B., Lough, M., Gagnon, M. M., Cupples, A., Wayne, P. M., & Lipsitz, L. A. (2014). Functional Benefits of Tai Chi Training in Senior Housing Facilities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(8), 1484–1489.

Manzaneque, J. M., Vera, F. M., Carranque, G. A., Rodríguez-Peña, F. M., Navajas, F., & Blanca, M. J. (2018). Immunological Modulation in Long-Term Karate Practitioners. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018, 1–6.

Movahedi, A., Bahrami, F., Marandi, S. M., & Abedi, A. (2013). Improvement in social dysfunction of children with autism spectrum disorder following long term Kata techniques training. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7(9), 1054–1061.

Niles, B. L., Mori, D. L., Polizzi, C. P., Pless Kaiser, A., Ledoux, A. M., & Wang, C. (2016). Feasibility, qualitative findings and satisfaction of a brief Tai Chi mind–body programme for veterans with post-traumatic stress symptoms. BMJ Open, 6(11), e012464.

Palermo, M. T., & Forno, G. D. (2015). Behaviors and Karate– do : The Way of Crime Prevention A Pilot Study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50(6), 654–660.

Palermo, M. T., & Greydanus, D. E. (2011). Social cognition, executive dysfunction and neuro-behavioral karate: Alternative medicine or psychomotor treatment? International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 4(3), 213–220.

Pons van Dijk, G., Huijts, M., & Lodder, J. (2013). Cognition Improvement in Taekwondo Novices Over 40. Results from the SEKWONDO Study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5(NOV), 1–5.

Qi, Y., Zhang, X., Zhao, Y., Xie, H., Shen, X., Niu, W., & Wang, Y. (2018). The effect of wheelchair Tai Chi on balance control and quality of life among survivors of spinal cord injuries: A randomized controlled trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 33(1239), 7–11.

Rao, S. (2008). ‘Oos sensei! Oos sempai! ’: a karate school and lessons on inclusion. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 12(3), 281–299.

Si, Y., Wang, C., Zheng, J., Guo, Y., Xu, G., & Ma, Y. (2019). Tai Chi exercise for sleep problems in older adults. Medicine, 98(45), e17556.

Solloway, M. R., Taylor, S. L., Shekelle, P. G., Miake-Lye, I. M., Beroes, J. M., Shanman, R. M., & Hempel, S. (2016). An evidence map of the effect of Tai Chi on health outcomes. Systematic Reviews, 5(1), 126.

Song, R., Grabowska, W., Park, M., Osypiuk, K., Vergara-Diaz, G. P., Bonato, P., … Wayne, P. M. (2017). The impact of Tai Chi and Qigong mind-body exercises on motor and non-motor function and quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 41, 3–13.

Tapps, T., Walter, A.A., Tapps, M. (2017). Cardio-kickboxing and dynamic balance in adults with developmental disabilities. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(1), 33-38.

Tong, Y., Chai, L., Lei, S., Liu, M., & Yang, L. (2018). Effects of Tai Chi on Self-Efficacy: A Systematic Review. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018, 1–21.

van Dijk, G. P., Lenssen, A. F., Leffers, P., Kingma, H., & Lodder, J. (2013). Taekwondo Training Improves Balance in Volunteers Over 40. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5(MAR), 1–6.

Vera, F. M., Manzaneque, J. M., Carranque, G. A., Rodríguez-Peña, F. M., Sánchez-Montes, S., & Blanca, M. J. (2018). Endocrine Modulation in Long-Term Karate Practitioners. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2018, 1–6.

Vertonghen, J., & Theeboom, M. (2010). The social-psychological outcomes of martial arts practice among youth: A review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Vol. 9, pp. 528–537.

Walther, A., Lacker, T. J., & Ehlert, U. (2018). Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting—The beneficial effects of Tai Chi Qigong and self-defense Kung-Fu training on psychological and endocrine health in middle aged and older men. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 36(December 2017), 68–72.

Wang, C., Bannuru, R., Ramel, J., Kupelnick, B., Scott, T., & Schmid, C. H. (2010). Tai Chi on psychological well-being: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 10(1), 23.

Wang, Y. T., Li, Z., Yang, Y., Zhong, Y., Lee, S.-Y., Chen, S., & Chen, Y. (2016). Effects of wheelchair Tai Chi on physical and mental health among elderly with disability. Research in Sports Medicine, 24(3), 157–170.

Wayne, P. M., Walsh, J. N., Taylor-Piliae, R. E., Wells, R. E., Papp, K. V., Donovan, N. J., & Yeh, G. Y. (2014). Effect of Tai Chi on Cognitive Performance in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(1), 25–39.

Weiss, T. C., Dickstein, B. D., Hansel, J. E., Schumm, J. A., & Chard, K. M. (2017). Aikido as an Augment to Residential Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment. Military Psychology, 29(6), 615–622.

Witte, K., Kropf, S., Darius, S., Emmermacher, P., & Böckelmann, I. (2016). Comparing the effectiveness of karate and fitness training on cognitive functioning in older adults—A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 5(4), 484–490.

Yang, F., Lyu, D., Yan, R., Wang, Y., Li, Z., Zou, Y., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Effect of Tai Chi for post-stroke mental disorders and sleep disorders. Medicine, 97(39), e12554.

Zivin, G., Hassan, N. R., DePaula, G. F., Monti, D. A., Harlan, C., Hossain, K., & Patterson, K. (2001). An effective approach to violence prevention: Traditional martial arts in middle school. Adolescence, 36(143), 443–459.

Zou, L., Wang, H., Xiao, Z., Fang, Q., Zhang, M., Li, T., … Liu, Y. (2017). Tai chi for health benefits in patients with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review. PLOS ONE, 12(2), e0170212.